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Join comedians Jon Drake (@DrakeGatsby) and Ian Dukes (@ianpauldukes) as they dig up the bombs that shook Hollywood and try to find out why they went up in flames

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Join comedians Jon Drake (@DrakeGatsby) and Ian Dukes (@ianpauldukes) as they dig up the bombs that shook Hollywood and try to find out why they went up in flames

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English


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Episode 121 - The Mummy (2017)

4/3/2024
We're joined by the homie Nash Flynn (@ItsNashFlynn) of Death & Friends to talk about an extremely historically accurate movie: 2017's THE MUMMY. 0:00 Intro 3:47 Show & tell 9:25 This week's movie THE MUMMY RELEASED: June 9, 2017 DIRECTED BY: Alex Kurtzman STARRING: Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Sofia Boutella, Russell Crowe, Courtney B. Vance BUDGET: $195M BOX OFFICE: $410M ESTIMATED LOSS: $90M NEXT EPISODE: We're going way back to the civil war to check out the FREE STATE OF JONES.

Duration:01:05:14

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Episode 120 - Super Mario Bros. (1993)

3/27/2024
We’re joined by “friend” of the show Ron Iver (@ronnui_) to talk about the first video game movie. Ever! It’s Super Mario Bros. (1993) 0:00 Intro 5:11 Show & tell 11:27 This week's movie SUPER MARIO BROS RELEASED: May 28, 1993 DIRECTED BY: Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel STARRING: Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, Samantha Mathis, Dennis Hopper, Fiona Shaw BUDGET: $48M BOX OFFICE: $38.9M ESTIMATED LOSS: $20M NEXT EPISODE: We’re talking about the 3rd failed attempt to start a Universal Pictures “Dark Universe” with 2017’s THE MUMMY

Duration:01:10:38

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Episode 119 - Virtuosity

3/6/2024
We went all the way back to 1995 for this week's movie, with one of Russell Crowe's first American movies and maybe Denzel's silliest movie ever, VIRTUOSITY. 0:00 Intro 2:08 Show & tell 7:16 This week's movie VIRTUOSITY DIRECTED BY: Brett Leonard RELEASED: August 4, 1995 STARRING: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Kelly Lynch, Stephen Spinella, William Forsythe BUDGET: $30M BOX OFFICE: $37M ESTIMATED LOSS: $20M NEXT EPISODE: Grab your mushrooms and head for the sewers, we're doing the 1993 SUPER MARIO BROS.

Duration:00:58:40

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Episode 118 - Dear Evan Hansen

2/14/2024
Another movie where the film itself wasn’t the story, it's the creepy musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN. 0:00 Intro 2:33 Show & tell 7:32 This week's movie DEAR EVAN HANSEN DIRECTED BY: Stephen Chbosky, RELEASED: September 24, 2021 STARRING: Ben Platt, Kaitlyn Dever, Amandla Stenberg, Nik Dodani, Colton Ryan, Amy Adams, Julianne Moore BUDGET: $28M BOX OFFICE: $19.1M ESTIMATED LOSS: $20M NEXT EPISODE: We’re going back to the 90s for a movie that definitely understands what computers are, VIRTUOSITY. SHOW NOTES Blast Zone Movie List on Letterboxd https://letterboxd.com/jdrake602/list/blast-zone-episode-list/ Fiddler, Please https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sb9m7HdBCW0

Duration:01:10:23

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Episode 117 - The Hunt

2/7/2024
THE HUNT controversy was probably the biggest news story of 2020. Can’t think of anything else that happened that was quite as important. 0:00 Intro 2:59 Show & tell 7:19 This week's movie THE HUNT DIRECTED BY: Craig Zobel RELEASED: March 13, 2020 STARRING: Betty Gilpin, Hilary Swank, Wayne Duvall, Ethan Suplee, Ike Barinholtz BUDGET: $14M BOX OFFICE: $12.4M ESTIMATED LOSS: $8M NEXT EPISODE: We’re doing our first musical since CATS as we dive in to DEAR EVAN HANSEN.

Duration:00:58:54

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Episode 116 - The Marvels

1/31/2024
We wrap up our 2023 series with maybe the biggest bomb of the year, and also every year, with THE MARVELS. 0:00 Intro 1:47 Show & tell 6:36 This week's movie THE MARVELS DIRECTED BY: Nia DaCosta RELEASED: November 10, 2023 STARRING: Brie Larson, Iman Vellani, Teyonah Parris, Zawe Ashton BUDGET: $275M BOX OFFICE: $206.1M ESTIMATED LOSS: all of it NEXT EPISODE: We’re going down memory lane to the early days of Covid with 2020’s controversial THE HUNT.

Duration:01:02:20

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Episode 115 - Napoleon

1/24/2024
We’re back with another 2023 bomb and this time we’re getting real French with it. 0:00 Intro 3:35 Show & tell 8:41 This week's movie NAPOLEON DIRECTED BY: Ridley Scott RELEASED: November 22, 2023 STARRING: Joaquin Phoenix, Vanessa Kirby BUDGET: $200M BOX OFFICE: $218.4 ESTIMATED LOSS: $100M NEXT EPISODE: Trouble in the MCU as we’re covering THE MARVELS

Duration:01:00:36

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Episode 114 - The Creator

1/17/2024
It’s week 2/4 of our 2023 Retrospective and we’re covering the ambitious original sci-fi movie THE CREATOR 0:00 Intro 2:12 Show & tell 6:42 This week's movie THE CREATOR DIRECTED BY: Gareth Edwards RELEASED: September 29, 2023 STARRING: John David Washington, Gemma Chan, Ken Watanabe, Allison Janney, Madeleine Yuna Voyles BUDGET: $80M BOX OFFICE: $104M ESTIMATED LOSS: $50M NEXT EPISODE: Destiny has brought us this lamb chop! We’re covering Ridley Scott’s utterly bizarre NAPOLEON

Duration:00:58:26

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Episode 113 - Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

1/10/2024
Oh my goodness we’re back. Do you all still remember us? We missed you. We’re doing 4 episodes on 2023’s bombs, and first up is DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: HONOR AMONG THIEVES 0:00 Intro 2:18 Show & tell 6:16 This week's movie DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: HONOR AMONG THIEVES DIRECTED BY: Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley RELEASED: March 31, 2023 STARRING: Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Justice Smith, Regé-Jean Page, Sophia Lillis, Hugh Grant BUDGET: $150M BOX OFFICE: $208.2M ESTIMATED LOSS: $70M NEXT EPISODE: We’re taking on the AI armies as we cover Gareth Edward’s THE CREATOR

Duration:00:50:30

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Episode 112 - In the Heart of the Sea

9/20/2023
No Oscar noms here, but there were definitely some noms! Nom nom nom nom. It’s 2015’s IN THE HEART OF THE SEA IN THE HEART OF THE SEA DIRECTED BY: Ron Howard RELEASED: December 11, 2915 STARRING: Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Tom Holland, Michelle Fairley, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw BUDGET: $100M BOX OFFICE: $93.9M ESTIMATED LOSS: $40M 0:00 Intro 2:16 Show & tell 5:39 This week's movie NEXT EPISODE: We’re taking a week off to prep for BLASTOBER! It’s about to get spooky scary. We’re not spoiling the episodes for Blastober this year so tune in in two weeks!

Duration:01:07:58

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Episode 111 - Captive State

9/13/2023
“I’ve never even heard of this. Must be one of those obscure movies from the 80s or 90s” wrong. Try 2019. It’s alien invasion thriller CAPTIVE STATE CAPTIVE STATE DIRECTED BY: Rupert Wyatt RELEASED: March 15, 2019 STARRING: John Goodman, Ashton Sanders, Jonathan Majors, Vera Farmiga BUDGET: $25M BOX OFFICE: $8.8M ESTIMATED LOSS: $20M 0:00 Intro 2:58 Show & tell 7:58 This week's movie NEXT WEEK: A bunch of dudes fight a whale. It’s IN THE HEART OF THE SEA

Duration:01:10:32

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Episode 110 - Reign of Fire

8/30/2023
Big dragons. Bale. Mcconegh… McConeghaue… the “alright alright alright” guy. So why didn’t anybody see it? It’s REIGN OF FIRE REIGN OF FIRE DIRECTED BY: Rob Bowman RELEASED: July 12, 2002 BUDGET: $60M BOX OFFICE: $82.2M ESTIMATED LOSS: $25M CAST: Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey, Gerard Butler, Izabella Scorupco 0:00 Intro 2:24 Show & tell 7:45 This week's movie NEXT EPISODE: Aliens are here and they don’t seem friendly. It’s 2019’s massive bomb CAPTIVE STATE. Show Notes: Mad at Gravity: butt rock or dragon rock? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cFZyAy88vgo

Duration:01:01:56

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Episode 109 - Zodiac

8/16/2023
We’re finally getting around to one of the greatest movies of the 2000s, David Fincher’s ZODIAC ZODIAC DIRECTED BY: David Fincher RELEASED: March 2, 2007 BUDGET: $85M BOX OFFICE: $84.7M ESTIMATED LOSS: $45M CAST: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr, Chloe Sevigny, Anthony Edwards 0:00 Intro 3:12 Show & tell 7:40 This week's movie NEXT EPISODE: BURNINATING THE COUNTRYSIDE! It’s 2002’s moody dragon epic REIGN OF FIRE Show Notes: Arthur Leigh Allen in his casualwear https://imgur.com/a/oqhki0p

Duration:01:10:16

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Episode 108 - Miracle Mile

8/2/2023
Panic! At the Mutual Benefit Life Building. It’s 1989’s apocalyptic freak out MIRACLE MILE MIRACLE MILE DIRECTED BY: Steve De Jarnatt RELEASED: May 19, 1989 BUDGET: $3.7M BOX OFFICE: $1.1M ESTIMATED LOSS: $3M CAST: Anthony Edwards, Mare Winningham, Mykelti Williamson, Robert DoQui 0:00 Intro 2:26 Show & tell 6:41 This week's movie NEXT EPISODE: We tackle one of the big ones with one of the best movies of the 21st century, ZODIAC Show Notes: Great trailer for Only God Forgives https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YqAeVosG4zI&pp=ygURb25seSBnb2QgZm9yZ2l2ZXM%3D Striking looking actor Brian Thompson https://imgur.com/a/a0MjH8T

Duration:01:01:36

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Episode 107 - Office Space

7/26/2023
I guess somebody has a case of the Wednesdays, cuz this week we’re covering OFFICE SPACE OFFICE SPACE DIRECTED BY: Mike Judge RELEASED: February 19, 1999 BUDGET: $10M BOX OFFICE: $12.2M ESTIMATED LOSS: $8M CAST: Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, Stephen Root, Gary Cole, David Herman, Ajay Naudi 0:00 Intro 2:33 Show & tell 6:44 This week's movie NEXT EPISODE: The world is ending! And also we’re covering the apocalyptic 1980s thriller MIRACLE MILE

Duration:00:59:54

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Episode 106 - Inherent Vice

7/19/2023
It’s our first, but definitely not our last, pod covering Paul Thomas Anderson, this time with his hippie private eye crime comedy INHERENT VICE INHERENT VICE DIRECTED BY: Paul Thomas Anderson RELEASED: December 12, 2014 BUDGET: $20M BOX OFFICE: $14.7M ESTIMATED LOSS: $10M CAST: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston, Reese Witherspoon 0:00 Intro 2:30 Show & tell 6:33 This week's movie NEXT EPISODE: A true cult classic as we talk about the undisputed champion of workplace comedies, OFFICE SPACE Show Notes: Katherine Waterston's Logan Lucky haircut https://imgur.com/a/XXd8y6F

Duration:00:59:04

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Episode 105 - The Lone Ranger

7/12/2023
We’re joined by the hilarious Django Gold (@django on Twitter) to talk about ANOTHER near $200m loser in THE LONE RANGER. THE LONE RANGER DIRECTED BY: Gore Verbinski RELEASED: July 3, 2013 BUDGET: $250M BOX OFFICE: $260.5M ESTIMATED LOSS: $190M CAST: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Ruth Wilson, William Fichtner, Tom Wilkinson 0:00 Intro 1:52 Show & tell 8:42 This week's movie Don’t forget to follow Django @DjangoIndustries on all platforms, but especially YouTube ahead of the release of his standup special BAG OF TRICKS NEXT EPISODE: We dance with PTA for the first time as we cover INHERENT VICE

Duration:00:53:06

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Episode 104 - Mortal Engines

6/28/2023
Maybe the audience was in a moving city that moved them away from the theaters? It’s MORTAL ENGINES MORTAL ENGINES DIRECTED BY: Christian Rivers RELEASED: December 14, 2018 BUDGET: $150M BOX OFFICE: $83.7 ESTIMATED LOSS: $175M CAST: Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Jihae, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Lang 0:00 Intro 3:09 Show & tell 8:54 This week's movie NEXT EPISODE: We dance with PTA for the first time as we cover INHERENT VICE Show Notes: Pic of Cheetos Checkers https://imgur.com/a/1dc1DE4

Duration:00:57:14

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Episode 103 - Starship Troopers

6/21/2023
We’re back from vacation (along with special guest Small Cat) with a highly requested episode, it’s the fascist satire/gnarly action movie STARSHIP TROOPERS STARSHIP TROOPERS DIRECTED BY: Paul Verhoeven RELEASED: November 7, 1997 BUDGET: $110M BOX OFFICE: $121M ESTIMATED LOSS: $70M CAST: Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer, Neil Patrick Harris, Clancy Brown 0:00 Intro 1:44 Show & tell 7:00 This week's movie NEXT EPISODE: Another entry in the $100M losers club with MORTAL ENGINES

Duration:01:03:44

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Episode 102 - Gone in 60 Seconds

5/31/2023
The Blast Boys put it in gear with Ron Iver (@ronnui_) to boost 2000's GONE IN 60 SECONDS GONE IN 60 SECONDS DIRECTED BY: Dominic Sena RELEASED: June 9th, 2000 BUDGET: $103M BOX OFFICE: $242M ESTIMATED LOSS: $92M STARRING: Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi, Christopher Eccleston, Robert Duvall, Vinnie Jones, Delroy Lindo, Timothy Olyphant, Chi McBride, Will Patton 0:00 Intro 6:14 Show & tell 13:04 This week's movie NEXT EPISODE: We enlist for a term of service with 1997's STARSHIP TROOPERS Show Notes: Pic of Calitri's chair-like thing https://imgur.com/a/fTCSSyI Wood-paneled Lamborghini (not pictured because we couldn't find one) ---------- Blast Zone: Movies that Bombed is not a podcast about bad movies, it's a podcast about movies that did badly. Join comedians Jon Drake (@DrakeGatsby) and Ian Dukes (@ianpauldukes) as they dig up the bombs that shook Hollywood and try to find out why they went up in flames.

Duration:01:19:12